Development of a functional genomics platform for Sinorhizobium meliloti: construction of an ORFeome.

@article{Schroeder2005DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a functional genomics platform for Sinorhizobium meliloti: construction of an ORFeome.},
  author={Brenda K. Schroeder and Brent L. House and Michael W Mortimer and Svetlana N. Yurgel and Scott C Maloney and Kristel L Ward and Michael L. Kahn},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={71 10},
  pages={5858-64}
}
The nitrogen-fixing, symbiotic bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti reduces molecular dinitrogen to ammonia in a specific symbiotic context, supporting the nitrogen requirements of various forage legumes, including alfalfa. Determining the DNA sequence of the S. meliloti genome was an important step in plant-microbe interaction research, adding to the considerable information already available about this bacterium by suggesting possible functions for many of the >6,200 annotated open reading frames… CONTINUE READING